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Beethoven: Piano Concerti 1 & 2 / Kempff, Leitner, Berlin


Release Date: 04/25/1988 
Label:  Dg Galleria Catalog #: 419856   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff
Conductor:  Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Kempff and Leitner with the Berlin Philharmonic have excellent rapport. Theirs is a more poised, less dynamic account, by no means lacking in sparkle but rather gentler overall. Despite its age, the recording is refined with excellent orchestral detail.

-- Christopher Headington, Gramophone [9/1988]
Kempff and Leitner with the Berlin Philharmonic have excellent rapport. Theirs is a more poised, less dynamic account, by no means lacking in sparkle but rather gentler overall. Despite its age, the recording is refined with excellent orchestral detail.

-- Christopher Headington, Gramophone [9/1988]
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Conductor:  Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962 
2. Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Conductor:  Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793/1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962 

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